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welcome to "world news tonight". just two days till the new hampshire primary, and the fiery republican debate. tonight, the aftershock. can rubio rebound following that bruising night? >> he doesn't have the experience to be president. >> and trump trying to silence jeb. >> let me talk. quiet. >> who will survive this critical primary? all out. the democrats on the move. hillary clinton in flint. bernie sanders, live in new york. terror scare. the double-decker bus. and the explosion on a london bridge. who didn't get the warning about this movie moment? senior scam? the hunt tonight for two young women targeting retirement homes, claiming to be raising funds for a school trip, and getting away with stacks of cash. and, on thin ice.
the lakeside parking lot that was actually the lake. the hazardous scene that drivers came back to, when their cars broke through the ice. good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. tonight, a critical moment in the race for the white house. the new hampshire primary just tw two days away. and republicans on the stage for last night's abc news debate in manchester. repeated blows to marco rubio, aiming to stop his momentum. that didn't stop donald trump from attacking, even when the audience booed him. let's begin with david wright. >> i like marco rubio, and he's a smart person and a good guy, but he simply does not have the experience to be president of the united states. >> reporter: last night, marco-mentum ran smack into chris christie.
>> you have not been involved in a consequential decision where you had to be held accountable. you just simply haven't. >> reporter: marco rubio didn't exactly help himself. >> let's dispel with this fiction that barack obama doesn't know what he's doing. >> reporter: by getting stuck in his own talking points. >> this notion that barack obama doesn't know what he's doing. it's just not true. >> there it is. the memorized 25-second speech. there it is, everybody. >> reporter: trotting out the same well-practiced line four times. >> you're getting pounded for repeating that speech. >> well, look, we raised more money last night in the first hour that debate than any other debate. >> reporter: today, rubio did his best to ignore the headlines. >> oh, you said the same thing three or four times. well, i'm gonna say it again. >> reporter: but, it was a red flag for some of the voters attending his event. >> marco should have been better prepared. >> he's a young senator just like obama was. i'm not so sure he's ready. >> reporter: so something like this raises questions for you. >> yes. >> reporter: chris christie couldn't agree more.
>> just going for the newest or shinest thing, we did that seven years ago. >> reporter: another headline last night, donald trump practically endorse torture. >> i'd even bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding. >> reporter: today on "this week," even using the word "medieval" last night and today on this week. >> they chopped off heads. that's what we have. ads?o we're going to chop off >> we're going to do things beyond waterboarding. >> reporter: last night, trump seemed to enjoy torturing jeb bush. >> quiet. >> reporter: when donald trump shushed you, you look like you wanted to deck him. [ laughs ] >> don't shush me, man. we're running for president. >> reporter: today, trump was at it again. >> they booed me when i attacked poor, poor, poor jeb bush who brings out his mother because he needed help. he needed help. "mommy, please come walk in the snow."
>> reporter: the oddest moment of the night? dr. ben carson missing his entrance cue, causing a bit of a log jam. >> i kept waiting to hear my name, and couldn't hear it. >> reporter: tonight, candidates take a brief break. but all of the candidates focused on their big gameday tuesday. rubio has to be hoping he didn't fumble too bad. >> david wright, thank you. rubio wasn't the only one with a lot on the line last night. jon karl joins me. >> rubio ran right into a buzz saw named chris christie. his team hopes that because the super bowl is tonight, voters will be distracted and move on to something else.
in so far as it hurts rubio, it may have helped john kasich. he was above the fray, with a positive message you could see resonating in new hampshire. >> does trump get any type of boost going into the primary? >> it seems that trump solidified his front runner status. nobody really touched him. he seemed as confident as ever today, and if possible, even more confident. >> thank you. and the democrats, hillary clinton traveling to flint, michigan, standing with those troubled by the water crisis. and cecilia vega, following the democrats from the start. >> reporter: bernie sanders, today, feeling confident. the vermont senator, packing in
the crowds, and packing in the punches. >> the most important foreign policy issue in the modern history of this country was the war in iraq. i was right on that issu hillary clinton was wrong! [ cheers ] >> reporter: two days until new hampshire, voters make their decision and it is now a fight to the finish. but the real question for bernie sanders right now is not whether he can win here in new hampshire, but whether he can carry this momentum beyond his backyard. hillary clinton trailing by double digits in most polls here, instead spending her day in flint, michigan, talking about that water crisis. >> what happened in flint is immoral. >> reporter: leaving her most famous surrogate back in new hampshire to make the case for her. >> republicans have tried way harder, way longer to beat her than they did me because they are way scareder of her than they were of me. >> reporter: but overnight, a
different kind of face-off. >> i am so sick of the 1% getting this preferential treatment. [ cheers ] >> reporter: sanders coming face to face with his "snl" doppelganger, larry david. >> sounds like socialism to me! [ laughter ] >> democratic socialism. >> what's the difference? >> huge difference. >> reporter: a lot of laughs last night. clinton advisers do not expect her to win this state. if hillary clinton is hoping to tap into the undecided vote, polls show 21% of voters in new hampshire have yet to make up their mind. >> thank you. and stay with abc news for the new hampshire primary, i'm back there tomorrow, following the republicans. "gma" and "world news" live from
new hampshire on tuesday, and full coverage tuesday night. and to the scary scene in london, the quiet shattered by this explosion. but when the dust settled, the word got around, that moment was made in hollywood. jennifer eccleston, reporting in from london. >> reporter: an iconic double-decker bus, crossing a bridge, suddenly bursting into flames. debris flying into the air. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: the scene, so realistic, so terrifying. many didn't know what was happening. >> it was quite a drama. >> reporter: author sophie kinsella was at a nearby playground with her kids this morning. >> it thought it was possibly a major event. >> reporter: but the explosion on london's lambeth bridge, just a stunt for action star jackie chan's new film, "the foreigner." nigel huddlestone catching it on camera. clearly aware it was staged.
the production team sent out this flyer alerting the public, saying, "the explosion is controlled." but not everyone was informed. inging back memories of the other time a london bus was targeted, the deadly terror attacks in the summer of 2005. some finding the similarity insensitive. city officials reassured the public the explosion was just a stunt, but in these times of heightened terror fears, even fiction can hit too close to home. tom? >> jennifer, thank you. turning now to taiwan, where new drone images of the extensive damage caused by the 6.4-magnitude quake. crews believe 100 people are still buried in the debris of this apartment building. at least 32 people killed by the
earthquake. and north korea, sparking new fears with a missile launch. north korea has vowed to build a nuclear missile that could hit the mainland. back to a philadelphia suburb, and a rescue from an icy pond. three boys crashing through. one boy was able to get out on his own. but rescue teams using an inflatable boat to rescue the others. and thin ice also affecting others parking to get to a winter festival. turns out it was on the lake itself. here's gloria riviera. >> reporter: tonight a scene,
what started with a crack in the ice, ended with over a dozen vehicles submerged in the frigid waters of wisconsin's lake geneva. those drivers, sure they had left them in a good spot. >> we came down, we saw that people were parked on the ice so we said, "heck yeah! let's park on the ice." >> reporter: they did. heading off to a local winter festival. conor long snapped this photo showing car after car in the background tightly packed together. within hours, this -- >> we have vehicles through the lake with no subjects in it. we need manpower. >> reporter: emergency crews, crawling out on thin ice to save cars. at least ten are a total loss. >> they were all parked basically within arm's reach of one another. that's a lot of weight for ten inches of ice. >> reporter: safety experts say ice must be 8 to 12 inches thick to hold a car or small pickup. 12 to 15 inches thick for a mid-size truck. but who is measuring? >> the minute you decide to drive a vehicle onto the lake, you are basically rolling the dice. >> reporter: no ice is 100% safe. >> i think it is stupid to park on the ice, now. wouldn't do that again. but, live and learn, you know? >> reporter: luckily no one was hurt. gloria riviera, abc news, washington. now to the weather. two storms headed to new
england. blizzard conditions in the upper plains. and in north carolina, part of a storm moving up the atlantic coast. indra petersons joins us. >> watching a coastal storm in the carolinas. we're talking about a nor'easter, and new hampshire starting to get into the action. the good news, we could get a break for the primaries. but another storm coming. 18 inches towards the cape. blizzard conditions there. and a big change, sub-zero windchills expected in the plains and midwest. and spreading to the south and northeast. >> negative 19, duluth, that's
cold. thank you. and tonight, the president of a fraternity at cornell university has been charged with attempted rape. phillip mena is in ithaca. >> reporter: tonight, the president of an elite ivy league fraternity is in jail, accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus. 21-year-old wolfgang ballinger, president of psi upsilon at cornell university, surrendering to police four days after the alleged attack. seen here in this video talking about his goals. >> at a young age i was taught to appreciate hard work and especially self-made worth. >> reporter: ballinger, whose father owns a famous new york club, is charged with first-degree attempted rape. >> the speed in which the case
was taken from the university and brought to authorities, they believe they have a strong case, >> reporter: according to court documents, the alleged victim claims ballinger tried forcing himself on her in his fraternity house bedroom "several times," despite her saying, "i don't want to." in a statement to abc news, ballinger's attorney denies the accusations, saying, "wolfgang ballinger is not guilty of the charges that have been filed against him." cornell university president elizabeth garrett released this statement, after suspending the fraternity. "sexual violence has no place at cornell. we will be considering what additional steps should be taken to ensure the greek community at cornell is living up to our institutional standard of excellence and respect for others." a sentiment shared by students on campus. >> it's not represent of us as a community or school. >> reporter: wolfgang remains in custody. tom? >> thank you. and in new york city, that massive crane that crashed down has been removed. cut into pieces and hauled away
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with the shake of a hand and a bounce in their step, watch as the women appear to sweet-talk their way into this apartment at the hallmark retirement community. >> they're very smooth. said they were the granddaughter of one of my other residents, so she let them in. >> reporter: the retirement home says the women claimed to be from a nearby high school, collecting money for a band trip. minutes later, they come out of the apartment, with a $250 check, and a victory dance. later, the resident had second thoughts and cancelled the check. so far, the pair has stolen hundreds of dollars from seniors. police, reminding the public, always ask for an i.d., before giving money to solicitors. >> our goal is to get this stopped. we want to protect our residents. >> reporter: photos of the pair, now splashed across the walls of the hallmark, where officials hope the alleged thieves who were caught on camera, will soon be caught for real. aditi roy, abc news, los angeles. >> and we thank aditi for that story. coming up, an investigation
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finally tonight, this year's super bowl ads taking on a new tone. and once again, they may just steal the show. here's clayton sandell. >> reporter: let's face it, a lot of last year's super bowl commercials were downers. >> i couldn't grow up, because i died from an accident. >> reporter: the super bowl was more like the "bummer bowl." but tonight -- >> puppy monkey baby. >> reporter: advertisers are bringing back happy, singing sheep -- ♪ >> reporter: aliens -- >> this simple puzzle was considered unsolvable by the humans. >> did they not have brains? >> simple ones. >> reporter: weiner dogs in costume. hollywood hotties. ♪ what a man what a man what a mighty good man ♪ >> reporter: kids are back, but this time, it's girls getting
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>> right now, its unity on edge after a late night shooting. a toddler caught in the crossfire. back on the campaign trail, the candidates cashed in after last night's debate. up fororking to make lost ground. and the growing excitement for the event. from abc 7 news, this is a breaking news alert. >> and amber alert issued for a three-year-old girl in virginia. extremeelieved to be an danger. she was last seen just south of charlottesville.